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Posted Mar 11, 2007


Back for a second try at the Colts' roster, Labinjo brings speed and special-teams experience

ColtPower has learned that the Colts have re-signed inside linebacker Mike Labinjo. Financial terms were not released by the team, but it's likely he was signed for a minimum salary as he has yet to establish himself as an NFL player. Despite a productive career at Michigan State — in which earned a degree in economics and ran an unofficial 4.56 forty — Labinjo was not invited to the 2004 scouting combine and went undrafted. He signed with the Eagles where he served as a reserve linebacker and special-teams player. In eight games, he recorded 18 tackles but was cut during the 2005 season.

He was picked up by the injury-riddled Colts to help with their 2005 playoff run and was credited with two tackles and a half of a sack.

Cut again, he wound up in Miami for the 2006 season, where he didn't get on the field and was cut after the season.

Born in Ontario, California, Labinjo (known to his friends as "Binjo") grew up in Toronto and wanted to be an NHL player until he met Jerry Rice at a sports convention when he was 8 years old.



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